Obituaries

Gideon Feldman

Gideon Feldman, 77, died June 6, 2011. Born in Palestine, Mr. Feldman graduated from Lincoln High in Brooklyn, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Army and was a fireman during the Korean War. After the war, Mr. Feldman and his brother, Oded,  moved to Tucson and opened Arrow Liquors… Read more »

Oded Feldman

Oded Feldman, 82, died April 29, 2011 in Charlotte, N.C. Mr. Feldman was born in Petach Tikvah, Palestine, and grew up in Palestine and Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. After his Army service, he moved to Tucson. He and his brother, Gideon, opened… Read more »

Seymour Bridge

Seymour Bridge, 78, died June 2, 2011. Mr. Bridge served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He spent most of his life managing kosher-style delicatessen restaurants in Baltimore, Md. He moved to Tucson in 2005. Survivors include his wife, Carol; children, Jeffrey (Erin) Bridge of Tucson,… Read more »

Harry Bee

Harry Bee, 88, died May 27, 2011. A virtuoso on his favorite musical instrument, the harmonica, Mr. Bee was the last remaining member of the Harmonicats and performed with many renowned musical artists. He spent most of his life entertaining the public, including the troo­ps during World War II… Read more »

Sara Wallach

Sara Florence Rothaus Wallach, 92, died May 20, 2011. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Wallach went to New York City at the age of 16  to attend art school and began producing art illustrations for the New York Times and Esquire Magazine. She married Albert Wallach during World War… Read more »

Ethel Timan

Ethel Timan, 96, died May 21, 2011. Born in New York, Mrs. Timan graduated from New York University with a degree in biology. She moved to Tucson in 1957 and worked as a substitute teacher. She later became a real estate agent. In 1978, when her husband, Jerry, was… Read more »

Frank Longo

Frank J. Longo, 78, died May 19, 2011. Survivors includes his wife of 46 years, Barbara; children,  Joshua Longo of East Brunswick, N.J., and Paul Magee of Indianapolis, Ind.; brother, Joseph Longo of Berkeley, N.J.; and five grandchildren. Graveside services were held in the Congregation Chaverim section of Evergreen… Read more »

Bernard Silverberg

Bernard “Bernie” Silverberg, 76, died May 13, 2011. Mr. Silverberg was the owner of Silverberg & Sons Jewelers. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Cynthia; children, Edward (Sherri) Silverberg and David (Kana) Silverberg, both of Tucson, and Lisa (Grey) Silverberg Staples of St. Paul, Minn.; sister, Roslyn Cooper… Read more »

Robert Einstein

Robert Irving Epstein, 81, died May 12, 2011. Mr. Epstein served in the U.S. Marine Corps and, during the Korean conflict, he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Jewish War Veterans of America Friedman-Paul Post 201. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; brother, David (Lana)… Read more »

Lester Munday

Lester Munday, 90, died April 27, 2011. Born in New York, Mr. Munday served in the Pacific theater during World War II. He returned to sing professionally for  New York’s Metropolitan Opera. After moving to upstate New York,  he had a daily radio show. In 1961, he moved to… Read more »

Gene Koppel

Gene Koppel, Ph.D., 79, died April 10, 2011. Mr. Koppel was a long time professor of English literature and humanities at the University of Arizona. He authored the book “The Religious Dimensions of Jane Austen’s Novels” and published a series of interviews with notable Jewish figures including Isaac Bashevis… Read more »

Charles Julian

Cantor Charles Julian, 90, died April 1, 2011. Mr. Julian was born on the British ship, RMS Carmania, arriving in the United States with his parents who were emigrating from Liverpool, England.He grew up in the Bronx, N.Y., and was a talented singer and dancer. He performed in the… Read more »

Susan Sussman

Susan Eileen Sussman, 60, died April 29, 2011. Survivers include her sister, Carol (Tom) Baker of Tucson; brother Michael (Lois) Sussman of Tempe, Ariz.; three nieces and one nephew. Graveside services were held at Shaarei Shalom Cemetery, with Rabbi Samuel Cohon of Temple Emanu-El officiating. Arrangements were made by… Read more »

Sidney Liebeskind

Sidney “Poppi” Liebeskind, 100, died April 28, 2011. A long time Tucson resident, Mr. Liebeskind was born in Newark, N.J. Survivors include his wife, Florence Hass Liebeskind; children, Gail (Cal) Rudner and Wayne (Patty) Liebeskind; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held in the Cong. Anshei Israel… Read more »

Herbert Sim

Herbert E. Sim, 87, died April 13, 2011. Mr. Sim was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia. Survivors include his children, Randolph (Diane) Sim of Washington, D.C., Charles (Katherine) Sim of Indianapolis, Ind., Steven Sim (Marilyn Einstein) of Tucson, Marguerite (Steven) Gleitman of Santa Monica, Calif., and Ernestine… Read more »

Isaac Irving Senor

Isaac Irving Senor, 86, died April 1, 2011. Mr. Senor was born in Salonika, Greece. When he was 16, the Nazis took the town’s young men to build a rail line and sent the rest of the Jewish population to concentration camps. He spent time in five different camps… Read more »

Lillian Weich

Lillian (Lilly) Weich, 94, died March 24, 2011. Born in Poland/Austria, Mrs. Weich immigrated to the United States in 1935 as a young bride. She became a U.S. citizen in January 1943. Mrs. Weich raised her family in New Jersey, where she owned a women’s store, The Sample Shop.… Read more »

Eileen Starr

Eileen F. Starr, 84, died March 15, 2011. Born in Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Starr attended the University of Miami, where she met her husband, M. Lee Starr. After graduating, they moved to Tucson. Mrs. Starr taught in the Tucson Unified School District; the last 15 years of her teaching… Read more »

Joyce Oresman

Joyce Oresman, 79, died March 10, 2011 in San Francisco. Raised in the Bronx, New York, she married her husband, Edward Oresman, in 1953 and they moved to Tucson and raised four children before moving to San Francisco in 1980. Mrs. Oresman was office manager at Peter Wells Press,… Read more »

Betty Zunin

Betty Zunin, 95, died Feb. 27, 2011 in Napa, Calif. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Zunin lived most of her life in Tucson. Mrs. Zunin was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Zunin. Graveside services were held in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi… Read more »